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Past Events

Colonial Christmas Open House 2011

when: Dec. 3, 2011

The annual Colonial Christmas Open House took place on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission was free, and donations were gratefully accepted. The buildings were decorated with traditional greenery and will reflected the very different way in which colonists and early Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday. Information about the house and grounds wsd offered by costumed docents; re-enactors demonstratef scenes of 18th-century life; the sounds of live music filled the air; and other interpreters entertained children and adults with colonial games, crafts, and other activities through the “Hands-on History” program.

The gift shop was open with a great choice of inexpensive gifts, many under $12, for both young and not so young, and the annual bake sale featured delicious local specialties and traditional delights.

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What visitors say

Thank you for touring us around the Joel Lane House. Our architecture and the way we live has come a long way throughout the years. You really gave us great information on what life was like back when Joel Lane was alive. They lived in very harsh conditions with no heat or air condition which would be very tough today. I appreciate all your help and time put in to tour us around the house.